Research Associate salary in the United States

Average salary
$50,000/yr
Based on 8,999 income tax records
$21,000
$99,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$43K
 
$50K
 
$53K
 
$56K
 
$52K
$21,000
$99,000
How much do Research Associates make?
The average total salary for a Research Associate is $50,000 per year. This is based on data from 8,999 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Research Associate and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Associate salary can vary between $21,000 to $99,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Associate salary by location

Research Associate salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Utbattelle, Knox County, TN
16 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$48K – $107K
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Westchester County, NY
14 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$36K – $152K
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Zymergen, Alameda County, CA
13 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$62K – $92K
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TriNet, San Francisco County, CA
16 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$42K – $87K
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Agilent Technologies, Ventura County, CA
11 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$60K – $82K
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The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, San Mateo County, CA
10 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$52K – $79K
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Brookhaven National Laboratory B, Suffolk County, NY
17 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$38K – $83K
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, New York County, NY
20 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$21K – $74K
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Leidos, Frederick County, MD
18 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$30K – $87K
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Pioneer Hibred International In, Polk County, IA
34 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$51K – $77K
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State Of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
18 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$52K – $80K
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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore County, MD
51 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$27K – $83K
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Costar Realty Information, Richmond County, VA
14 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$43K – $64K
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Cell Signaling Technolog, Essex County, MA
11 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$25K – $66K
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Trustees Of The University Of, Philadelphia County, PA
20 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$38K – $65K
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University Of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH
11 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$39K – $67K
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Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research, Olmsted County, MN
12 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$25K – $71K
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Harvard University, Suffolk County, MA
23 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$20K – $82K
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Columbia University, New York County, NY
14 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$24K – $89K
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Cleveland Clinic, Cuyahoga County, OH
10 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$43K – $60K
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Oregon Health & Science University, Washington County, OR
13 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$43K – $69K
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Cornell University, Tompkins County, NY
26 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$34K – $82K
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University Of Southern, Los Angeles County, CA
34 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$34K – $65K
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University Of California, Boulder County, CO
19 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$25K – $80K
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The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego County, CA
15 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$17K – $58K
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Purdue University, Tippecanoe County, IN
12 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$24K – $60K
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University Of Minnesota, Hennepin County, MN
18 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$27K – $68K
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University Of North Carolina, Orange County, NC
25 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$31K – $71K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
30 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$32K – $75K
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Yale University, New Haven County, CT
53 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$22K – $76K
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University Of Wisconsin System, Dane County, WI
87 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$24K – $59K
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The University Of Texas At Austin Payroll Services, Travis County, TX
45 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$27K – $80K
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Michigan State University, Ingham County, MI
51 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$38K – $60K
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Allen Institute, King County, WA
25 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$34K – $64K
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University Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
35 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$23K – $59K
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University Of Washington, King County, WA
22 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$21K – $63K
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University Of Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
29 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$22K – $97K
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University Of Virginia, Charlottesville County, VA
26 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$25K – $51K
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Charles River Laboratories, Kalamazoo County, MI
26 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$34K – $49K
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The Broad Institute, Middlesex County, MA
36 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$19K – $61K
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University Of Illinois, Champaign County, IL
20 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$35K – $48K
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Colorado State University, Larimer County, CO
50 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$20K – $75K
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Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles County, CA
24 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$32K – $58K
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The University Of Tennessee, Knox County, TN
24 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$19K – $64K
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UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas County, TX
20 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$35K – $52K
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University Of Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL
43 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$23K – $58K
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Louisiana State University, East Baton Rouge County, LA
29 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$20K – $56K
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The Ohio State University, Franklin County, OH
55 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$20K – $57K
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University Of Michigan Payroll O, Washtenaw County, MI
39 income tax records
$36,000/yr
$21K – $56K
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Arizona State University, Maricopa County, AZ
20 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$19K – $51K

Research Associate demographics in United States

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69% are single
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31% are married
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20% have kids
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28% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Research Associates in United States

8,999 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research associate in the United States is $50,000 per year. Research associate salaries in the United States can vary between $21,000 to $99,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 8,999 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research associate.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research associates in the United States: Utbattelle ($88,500 a year), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals ($79,000 a year), and Zymergen ($78,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research associates in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($63,000 a year), Oxnard Metro Area, CA ($63,000 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($60,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.